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Keep up to date with latest developments for this year’s Sheffield Marathon with the 2014 news feed.

Razzamataz to razzle and dazzle city streets – Thursday, 3rd Apr 2014 – 4:22pm

Razzamataz to razzle and dazzle city streets Students from the Razzamataz Theatre School will take part in this year’s annual SIG Insulation Sheffield 3k Fun Run. Sheffield’s very own performing arts students from the national chain of theatre …read more

Swiss couple to visit Sheffield for city marathon – Wednesday, 2nd Apr 2014 – 4:42pm

A husband and wife travelling from Switzerland are hoping to encourage more people from the UK and Europe to take part in this year’s SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon. Sandra and Roger Egloff, who have completed more than 10 marathons and …read more

Half Marathon runners speed ahead with Porsche Centre Sheffield – Tuesday, 1st Apr 2014 – 3:55pm

Porsche Centre Sheffield has teamed up with the SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon to lead the way at this year’s race. A Porsche Cayenne will act as the marathon’s official ‘clock car’ and will drive the route ahead of the runners, displayi…read more

Richard Caborn on the run for Women of Steel appeal – Friday, 28th Mar 2014 – 10:06am

Former sports minister and Sheffield Central MP Richard Caborn is stepping up his bid to help raise £150,000 for the new permanent memorial to the city’s Women of Steel. Richard, who turned 70 this year, has signed up to run the SIG Insulation She…read more

Running in celebration of grandparents’ past – & as a birthday present! – Thursday, 27th Mar 2014 – 2:48pm

A North London surveyor is returning to the city where his grandmother grew up to take part in the SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon in memory of his late grandfather. Ashley Wright’s family have been based in London for many years, but his …read more

Bus drivers swap wheels for running boots in Sheffield running challenge – Thursday, 27th Mar 2014 – 2:47pm

A team of bus drivers are set to take on one of the city’s biggest participation events in a bid to win a special running challenge that will see them pound the streets of Sheffield. Four runners from leading bus operator, Stagecoach Yorkshire, ha…read more

PCs plod on for Sheffield running challenge – Wednesday, 26th Mar 2014 – 4:00pm

A team of Sheffield police officers are set to take on one of the city’s biggest participation events in a bid to win a special running challenge that will see them pound the streets of Sheffield. Three runners from South Yorkshire Police have for…read more

Care Bear’s marathon challenge – Friday, 21st Mar 2014 – 4:21pm

Rotherham United’s official club mascot Miller Bear is in training for a double marathon charity challenge. Miller Bear has signed up to run the 13.1 mile SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon to raise vital funds for Rotherham Hospice. The Le…read more

Famous face from The Chase to start the race! – Thursday, 20th Mar 2014 – 3:32pm

Runners in this year’s SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon will have a familiar face to see them off when one of the stars of TV’s The Chase officially starts the race. Mark Labbett, at 6ft 6in, is often described as a ‘man mountain’ of the qu…read more

Family fun for marathon spectators – Wednesday, 19th Mar 2014 – 3:26pm

A host of fun, family activities have been lined up for spectators at the SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon 2014. Organisers have created an exciting hub at the race’s new home – the Don Valley Bowl – to keep family and friends entertained be…read more

Runners on the road thanks to South Yorkshire travel providers! – Friday, 14th Mar 2014 – 11:50am

South Yorkshire travel providers, Stagecoach in Sheffield and Stagecoach Supertram, are set to show their support at this year’s SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon as they offer transport to runners on the day. Leading bus operator, Stagecoach…read more

Travel advice for city runners – Thursday, 13th Mar 2014 – 10:29am

The organisers of the SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon 2014 have announced details of race day road closures to help runners and spectators plan their travel. Thousands of people are set to pound the streets of Sheffield from 9am on Sunday 6…read more

New-look race hub for half marathon runners – Monday, 3rd Mar 2014 – 11:42am

A new-look hub marking the start and finish of the SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon 2014 has been unveiled by race organisers. This year, for the first time in the event’s history, the 13.1 mile route will start and end at Don Valley Bowl. …read more

Sports presenters call for football fans to follow in his footsteps – Monday, 3rd Mar 2014 – 10:39am

One of South Yorkshire’s most well-known sporting personalities has signed up for a double marathon challenge and is now encouraging football fans across the region to follow his lead. Andy Giddings, who presents popular sports phone-in Football H…read more

Costs cut for SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon runners – Friday, 28th Feb 2014 – 12:03pm

Costs cut for SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon runners Runners taking on the SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon are being offered exclusive discounts on fitness and training gear. The Meadowhall branch of running wear specialist …read more

Super travel deal for race runners – Friday, 28th Feb 2014 – 11:10am

Runners taking part in the SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon 2014 can get to and from the event for almost half the price with a special race day tram ticket offer. Stagecoach Supertram is offering competitors a voucher for an all-day tram ti…read more

Get your skates on for cool marathon offer – Tuesday, 25th Feb 2014 – 9:07am

Supporters who turn out at the Don Valley Bowl to cheer on runners in the SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon 2014 can skate for just £1 as part of a family-friendly race day festival. The special offer has been designed to allow members of th…read more

Crosspool Juniors tackle Sheffield race for the third year running – Friday, 21st Feb 2014 – 4:37pm

Fifty young players from a Sheffield football club are set to complete a hat trick by signing up to take part in the SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon Fun Run. Members of Crosspool Juniors Football Club are in extra training as they prepare …read more

Sweatshop offer 20% for runners! – Friday, 14th Feb 2014 – 3:20pm

Sweatshop Meadowhall are holding special shopping days for SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon race participants to receive 20% off all full price products. (Excludes timepieces/nutrition & gift vouchers) The shopping dates held at, Sweatshops…read more

Half Marathon champion returning to regain title – Friday, 14th Feb 2014 – 12:15pm

The winner of the 2009 SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon will return this year in an attempt to regain his title and set a new course record. Elite runner Jason Ward beat off competition to take the race’s top spot when he last took part in …read more

Charity to win extra £2, 000 thanks to sponsor! – Thursday, 13th Feb 2014 – 1:14pm

Headline sponsor, SIG Insulation have launched a competition for one our ten nominated charities to win an extra £2, 000 Who will win? Vote now! See our charities section to help you make your decision!read more

Which charity will you run for? – Wednesday, 12th Feb 2014 – 3:46pm

This year, the SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon has ten nominated charities who are urging you to run for them. The official benefiting charities for this year’s race are: Myasthenia Gravis Association, St Luke’s Hospice, Breast Cancer Care,…read more

New race route for city runners – Wednesday, 12th Feb 2014 – 9:25am

Thousands of steel city runners are set to make history pounding the streets of Sheffield after a new route was announced for the SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon 2014. This year, for the first time in the event’s history, the 13.1 mile hal…read more

Stagecoach on board to make sure runners don’t get left behind! – Thursday, 6th Feb 2014 – 2:26pm

Stagecoach Yorkshire will be offering a helping hand to runners on their way around one of the biggest road races in the Sheffield sporting calendar. The leading bus company has teamed up with the SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon to provid…read more

Partially sighted grandma set to run in city marathon – Thursday, 6th Feb 2014 – 2:25pm

A partially sighted grandma is hoping to inspire even more people to pull on their running shoes after signing up to complete her seventh Sheffield Half Marathon. Ann Allen, 76, who is also the oldest female runner to have entered the race, will …read more

Marathon runners have the X Factor – Monday, 27th Jan 2014 – 12:53pm

City runners can get their hands on one month’s free gym membership when they sign up to take part in one of Sheffield’s biggest sporting events – the SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon. Be X Fitness, a new fitness and functional centre on Fl…read more

Festive period sees runners race to sign up for city race – Tuesday, 14th Jan 2014 – 2:00pm

Almost 600 more eager runners signed up to take part in one of Sheffield’s biggest sporting participation events over the Christmas and New Year period. The SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon, which attracts runners from all ages, backgrounds …read more

Sheffield school pupils on their marks for Fun Run launch – Thursday, 2nd Jan 2014 – 12:53pm

Pupils from a Sheffield school helped to get the SIG Insulation Sheffield Fun Run off to a sprint start at a special launch event. Youngsters from Handsworth Grange Community Sports College helped to launch the popular annual race, which takes pla…read more

Marathon entrants in the running for top gym prize – Wednesday, 18th Dec 2013 – 11:07am

City runners are in with a chance of winning a top fitness prize to help them prepare for one of Sheffield’s biggest sporting events – the SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon. Fitness Unlimited is giving away a three-month membership to the lu…read more

National storage provider aids city half marathon move – Tuesday, 10th Dec 2013 – 12:29pm

A national storage provider is lending a helping hand to one of Sheffield’s leading sporting events to home race equipment and promotion materials whilst they relocate. The company, Armadillo Self Storage, is providing the SIG Insulation Sheffield…read more

Runners under starters orders for city road race – Monday, 2nd Dec 2013 – 3:20pm

Runners across South Yorkshire are under starters orders for one of the region’s biggest road races. Volunteers from the SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon’s 10 official benefiting charities worked together to fill envelopes to send out entry …read more

London runners urged to warm up with Sheffield race – Wednesday, 20th Nov 2013 – 11:59am

Runners who have signed up to the London Marathon are being encouraged to use one of Sheffield’s biggest mass participation events to boost their training for the 26 mile race. The SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon, which is taking place on 6…read more

Charity the big winner at SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon – Friday, 11th Oct 2013 – 11:43am

Ten Sheffield charities are £105,000 better off thanks to runners from the SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon. The amazing total was unveiled at the event’s annual awards evening with the amount being split between the race’s nominated good c…read more

Sheffield Half Marathon announces charity support – Thursday, 3rd Oct 2013 – 10:41am

South Yorkshire based charities are set to receive an extra funding boost from one of the City’s biggest running events. Ten nominated charities, including Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and the Sheffield Wildlife Trust, are receiving extra supp…read more

Don Valley is still home for Sheffield Half Marathon – Monday, 16th Sep 2013 – 4:58pm

The city’s biggest participation event, the Sheffield Half Marathon, will remain in the Don Valley in 2014. The race will start and finish in the Don Valley Bowl, which is next door to Don Valley Stadium, the event’s home for the past 21 years. …read more